Friday, June 23, 2006

Wednesbury Forge

Excavations are of course continuing at Wednesbury Forge. We have now completed recording of the nineteenth century phases on this 5ha site, and are looking at eighteenth century (and possibly even seventeenth century) remains. Further machining expanded the area last week, revealing some more eighteenth century buildings. These are possibly associated with the existing cellars, which survive in fragmentary form under the security building.

Machining in progress down the northern side of the site, early last week...

View of the same area being cleaned at the end of last week, showing 18th century buildings

Excavation in the wheelpit area has found these substantial timbers, certainly 18th century and possibly earlier.


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